Earl Edwards
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-03-17) March 17, 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth: Statesboro, Georgia
Career information
College: Wichita State
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 120
Debuted in 1969 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1979 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Edmonton Eskimos (1967-1968)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     150
Games started     98
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at

Earl Edwards (born March 17, 1946 in Statesboro, Georgia) is a former American football defensive tackle. He played College football at Wichita State University, and then for

He helped the San Francisco 49ers win the NFC Western Division from 1970-1972.

Played 11 seasons in the National Football League as a defensive lineman for San Francisco, Buffalo, Cleveland and Green Bay between 1969 and 1979. He was runner-up for NFL Rookie of the Year in 1969 behind Joe Greene. He's a member of the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame, one of 52 local stars chosen by the Tampa Bay Sports Club.

Married to Janice. Has 3 sons Reggie, Gavin (who played college basketball for the Connecticut Huskies[1] and Damien who is a fifth year senior on the University of South Florida football team.[2]

Is now a substitute teacher in Arizona.

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